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RIAA sues Limewire for $75 Trillion
Brisbane, Queensland
9139 posts
The music industry wants LimeWire to pay up to $75 trillion in damages after losing a copyright infringement claim. That's right . . . $75 trillion. Manhattan federal Judge Kimba Wood has labeled this request "absurd."
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Brisbane, Queensland
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12:01pm 21/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
1510 posts
12:04pm 21/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
2072 posts
So limewire still works? ... hmmm :)
12:06pm 21/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
3120 posts
They want more money than the entire WORLD has. Interestingly spectacular.
12:08pm 21/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
2753 posts
Sounds like dr evil type stunt lol
12:17pm 21/05/12 Permalink
2612 posts
Surely this is a sign of a serious mental illness?
12:20pm 21/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
9142 posts
Sounds like dr evil type stunt lol
12:36pm 21/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
760 posts
Multiple choice question time!

Assuming they are after restitution on a per infraction basis and have credible evidence, the amount cited is:

a) Too much - lolwut phwoar etc
b) Too little - it'd be way more than that ; heaps of people go 24/7 for years etc
c) Irrelevant, null and void due to a non-existant suitable business model - downloades are merely providing statistical feedback
d) I'm not in a positition to comment due to bias or lack of facts
e) You haven't read the thread properly lolwut goody two shoes post medium clarifying image
f) Limewire is not responsible for the content being transferred via their service, null and void chase individuals
g) Set as such to make an emphasisising point proving example/pcdnt
h) This question is lacking options and needs user reply submitted amending

Let's make it fun and make it so you can choose multiple answers - I choose c 1/2 and a smidge of f and g. :)
12:47pm 21/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
2754 posts
lol nice dais. someone was onto it quicker than I
12:54pm 21/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
6726 posts
just when you think the RIAA couldn't become any more retarded
12:56pm 21/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
12731 posts
$75 Trillion huh? pocket change
01:00pm 21/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
12948 posts
seems legit
01:00pm 21/05/12 Permalink
Gold Coast, Queensland
2065 posts
RIAA went full retard
01:04pm 21/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
2781 posts
seems legit

seems litigious more like
01:06pm 21/05/12 Permalink
Gold Coast, Queensland
1118 posts
01:22pm 21/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
6645 posts
How come their EULA didn't protect them? I thought that is what those things are suppose to do in that it stops the company being sued because their users read it, but did not follow the outlined details.
01:29pm 21/05/12 Permalink
691 posts
While they are asking for the impossible, why not ask for the moon. RIAA can build a secret base on the dark side of the moon and launch Interplanetary lawyer missiles at earth, handing notices to filthy people who downloaded a crappy movie that no one really saw.
01:31pm 21/05/12 Permalink
Perth, Western Australia
899 posts
A EULA has little to no legal weight, just like when Sony introduced the condition in the PSN EULA that you aren't allowed to sue them if you sign it.
01:40pm 21/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
6832 posts
the riaa proly own limewaire & need to launder their phat illegal luuts.
01:40pm 21/05/12 Permalink
Gold Coast, Queensland
4230 posts
The crappiest part of this is they start at 75 trillion, everyone goes "that's absurd"... so they lower it to 50 billion or whatever, and then people think "well, that's much more reasonable." When infact, it's still absurd.
03:24pm 21/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
19941 posts
launch Interplanetary lawyer missiles at earth,

Already been done: Check it
[Riker] "Good God captain! Those are humans floating straight toward
the Borg ship with no life support suits! How can they survive the
tortures of deep space ?!"

[Data] "I don't believe that those are humans sir, if you will look
closer I believe you will see that they are carrying something
recognized by twenty-first century man as doe skin leather briefcases,
and wearing Armani suits"

[Riker and Picard together horrified] "Lawyers !!"
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Brisbane, Queensland
5541 posts
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Melbourne, Victoria
5249 posts
09:29pm 21/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
2281 posts
My experience with lime-wire about 3 years ago went like this.

Search : "Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood'
44,000 hits
"Gorillaz - Clint eastwood hot young teen gets f***ed 45"
"Gorillaz - Backdoor llama fisting 5 extended edition"
"Gorillaz Girl gives blumpkins while solving math"

09:52pm 21/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
5566 posts
So to put it into perspective, limewire has enabled the music and entertainment industry to miss out on tapping each person in the world, $11,000 dollars.

Just as a reference; the average income of each person in the world is $7,030 per year.
10:16pm 21/05/12 Permalink
Gold Coast, Queensland
181 posts
So how much were they making before LimeWire?
11:04pm 21/05/12 Permalink
Melbourne, Victoria
2571 posts
I love how the woman who wrote the article indirectly calls her readers stupid by saying they probably didn't even know trillion was a real number.
12:44am 22/05/12 Permalink
Gold Coast, Queensland
20702 posts
So to put it into perspective, limewire has enabled the music and entertainment industry to miss out on tapping each person in the world, $11,000 dollars.
Future earnings.
02:03am 22/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
762 posts
Haha Mosfx. :)
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
1021 posts
that vid is AWESOME Herbal!
06:05am 22/05/12 Permalink
692 posts
lol that was good Whoop.
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